The Commons bustled with students as African and Caribbean Multicultural club director Lanre A. hosted an afternoon of events in honour of Black History month.
Lanre and fellow club member Edwin Asimiea hosted the four-hour event to promote multiculturalism at the college and encourage students to celebrate and learn about the various cultures at Algonquin.
Live music, poetry performances and interactions among students learning more about African culture made for a successful afternoon of celebrating Algonquin’s multicultural campus.
The live event proved to students that Algonquin does celebrate and value various cultural groups on campus.
“It’s for everyone not just for black culture. The intention of this is just to create that awareness for students,” said Asimiea in an interview with the Times.
A message of optimistic action was shared by Asimiea, the event organizer, and Lanre who hopes the Students’ Association will work with the college’s cultural communities and clubs to create a designated space for multicultural discussion and interaction.
“I want the school to at least create a space where we can have multicultural activities,” added Lanre.
However, both club representatives expressed their gratitude to the SA for their support in funding the African and Caribbean Multicultural club and assisting with their event.
The two organizers are grateful for students who have shown interest in getting involved with the club and its planned activities.
Students of all cultures should come out and learn about the different cultures through the opportunities Algonquin offers, said Lanre.
Celebration of multiculturalism at the school and the opportunity to celebrate cultures at Algonquin is something the SA encourages students to take part in.
“We can assist students in hosting these kind of events,” encouraged Patrick Newell, the clubs organizer for the SA. “The more students step up, the more we’ll be able to support them, which is why we’re here.”